According to my baby ticker, baby is putting on some fat! I’m hoping I’m not putting on fat! My OB appointment last week went really well, but next month is my Gestational Diabetes test. Last baby, I flunked the 1 hour for the first time. I am trying to watch my sugars and not have that happen again!
Trim Healthy Mama has definitely become a big part of my pregnancy. One of my favorite breakfasts are the Trim Healthy Mama Pancakes topped with either Greek yogurt or Strawberry Chia Jam. My girls had to make a jam to work toward their jelly making badge in Keepers of the Faith, so that is the one we chose, since we’ve been canning plenty of sugar-laden plum jelly these days. In fact, yesterday alone, I canned 44 jars of jelly! YIKES! Here’s a photo of me stirring and stirring that beautiful plum jelly…
So, yeah…back to the sugar-free kind of jam: It was super easy to do and tastes really great! You definitely should give it a try!
We had company this weekend as I’m sure many of you did as well. These particular friends always come and help us finish out little (or big) household projects. This time we recovered dining room chairs and barstools that were absolutely embarrassing, fixed an off-balance fan, a sink that wasn’t draining right, and a bazillion other little projects! We are very lucky to have friends like this because frankly, if they didn’t come visit NONE of these things would ever get done!
And finally in this week’s news, I’m missing my biggest helper, my 16 year old son. He’s gone down to help my mom. Whenever Blake is gone, we see on a very small scale what it will be like when he is no longer living here. That’s the thing about babies…they grow up. And one day, they are no longer under your care. *sigh*
Here’s a little nostalgia from Ty’s first deployment when Blake was only 3:
Hug those babies tight!